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Come on "Four States" Area: KS, MO, AR, OK corners.

Thanks, guys. I'm actually closest to Joplin, but we've had Charlies and Red Onion and liked them. So good to hear I'm not alone!

Springfield MO tips?

There's a little Italian place downtown called "Nonna's." They have the best marinara sauce I've ever tasted and great bread. And I'm a pretty Nazi baker. They have sliced bread for appetizer with chopped garlic and olive oil.

I also liked Cielito Lindo for good not-too-Americanized Mexican food.

The Pizza House had great thin crispy pizza.

Sorry, I lived there two years after I married, but moved away, so I hope this is all still around. I still get up there occasionally, so I would love to hear any suggestions.

There is a Korean restaurant on West Sunshine street that was very good. I had no idea what I was ordering, as the menu had no translations, so I just pointed. It was fun.

Come on "Four States" Area: KS, MO, AR, OK corners.

I live in Southwest Missouri and sell clothing at Renaissance Faires. This spring we will be in Wichita, KS, Norman OK, Muskogee OK, and Joplin MO. I'm looking for a good meal that isn't generically chain.

We like ethnic, or whatever, so if anyone out there has any suggestions, I would appreciate it greatly. It would also be great to know I'm the only one out here in the middle of nowhere.

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Sep 13, 2007
wellbread in Recipes

What's happening in the Joplin/Springfield Areas?

I was so excited to find this site until I realized that there are not many recommendations for good eats in my area. I think in our area, one is mostly out of luck unless they want barbeque or buffet. So here are a few of my favorites:

Magic Noodle (Joplin): Lovely Thai food, curries and noodles.

Mucho Mexico(Joplin Area): Okay, its a buffet. But their tacos are to die for--crispy homefried shells, shredded roast meat....the rest of the buffet is pretty good too. NOT Taco Bell-style Mexican food.

Kinaree(Joplin): Very good Thai, I've just eaten there once.

Maria's (Springfield): This is a downtown place, just south of the square. They have the best marinara sauce I've ever tasted, and serve very good baguette with olive oil and minced garlic as a starter to every meal.

La Carreta(Between Springdale and Fayetteville, AR): I also call this "My Taco Wagon" or "Burritos the Size of Your Head." If you're not frightened by buying Mexican food from a little travel trailer in an industrial park, these are the best burritos I"ve ever had. They also have tripe, tongue, chicken, pork...and a selection of other delicacies. Probably my favorite place to eat.

As you can see, my taste runs ethnic. What I wouldn't give for more choices, but this is the Midwest and people are not very adventurous and are very cheap. Anyone else in the area, let me know your favorites--We've been just sort of hitting these over and over.